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Comment: Will tire makers ever see the light?

Original article published in the March/April issue of European Rubber Journal magazine. Electric vehicles, connected mobility…

2nd April 2018 > Read More

Solvay to cut 600 jobs, relocate French operation as part of restructuring

Belgian speciality chemicals company Solvay SA is launching a major restructuring which will see 600…

2nd April 2018 > Read More

Future Tire Conference: Q&A with Cimcorp technology director

ERJ interviews Jyrki Anttonen technology director, Cimcorp Oy about current trends in the global tire manufacturing…

2nd April 2018 > Read More

Czech Unipetrol reopens site of latest blast

Prague – Central European oil refiner and polymers producer Unipetrol has reopened the distribution terminal…

2nd April 2018 > Read More

Kumho union votes for Doublestar takeover

Seoul – Kumho Tire’s labour union has voted in favour of a plan to sell…

2nd April 2018 > Read More

Semperit in the red as it starts major restructuring

Vienna, Austria – Prices of raw materials and an in-house strategic transformation initiative, a plant…

29th March 2018 > Read More

Conti warns of higher rubber costs this year

Hanover, Germany – Continental AG has warned about its exposure to fluctuations in the prices…

29th March 2018 > Read More

Sibur mulls scope of rubber JV with Saudi Aramco

Based on article published in the March/April edition of European Rubber Journal magazine.  London –Sibur…

29th March 2018 > Read More

Remote-access skills initiative for Indian rubber industry

New Delhi, India – The Rubber Skill Development Council (RSDC) in India has recently launched…

29th March 2018 > Read More

Local player joins bidders for Kumho Tire

Seoul – Mid-sized Korean tire retailer Tire Bank, has joined the race to acquire South…

28th March 2018 > Read More

Michelin targets Kenya, Uganda with new venture

Paris — Groupe Michelin has established minority-owned joint venture with a French company active in…

28th March 2018 > Read More

Maxxis tires for taxi of the future

Leicester, UK – Maxxis is to supply OE tires for London EV Co.’s (LEVC) ‘zero-emissions…

28th March 2018 > Read More

Toyoda Gosei establishes automotive parts subsidiary

Kiyosu, Japan – Toyoda Gosei has established a subsidiary in Kyushu to which it will…

28th March 2018 > Read More

Chemours, Safic-Alcan expand fluoroelastomers deal

Geneva, Switzerland –  Chemours International Operations Sàrl is extending an agreement for the distribution of…

28th March 2018 > Read More